Company will refund customers affected by price gouging during Hurricane Harvey
AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Tuesday that the owner of several gas stations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will repay customers who were price gouged during Hurricane Harvey last year.
Paxton's office received complaints that the two gas stations owned by Bains Brothers, LLC were charging up to $6.99 per gallon of regular unleaded gas. The settlement has been finalized and customers who paid $3.99 per gallon or more for unleaded regular gas on August, 31, 2017 at two of the company's gas stations, located at 3600 Huffines Boulevard in Carrollton, and 2809 NW Green Oaks Boulevard in Arlington, are eligible for a refund.
“Price gouging is something that no Texan should be confronted with when there’s a declared disaster such as Hurricane Harvey,” Paxton said. “This latest settlement reimburses those who were taken advantage of by businesses that charged excessive amounts for fuel, and it serves as warning that Texas’ price gouging statute will always be vigorously enforced.”
To date, Paxton's Consumer Protection Division has finalized 53 price gouging settlements across the state.